Family-run Bobalicious pops up on Harlem with community focus

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By Isabella Schreck Families can bond and kids can have fun at Bobalicious in Palos Heights, according to co-owner Gustavo Godinez. The cafe, which opened in late November at 12250 S. Harlem Ave., offers dozens of teas, smoothie and other drink combinations. It sells boba toppings and features free popcorn, cotton candy, foosball, air hockey…

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Orland Park welcomes Rainbow Cone

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By Kelly White Rainbow Cone was welcomed in to the Orland Park community on Friday morning when a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the franchise’s newest location, 15711 Harlem Ave., Orland Park. The location is run by the duo, John Buonavolanto and Fernando Toscano. “There are a lot of South Siders right here…

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Slice Factory makes a big debut in Lyons

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By Steve Metsch Norberto Cisneros Jr., smiled after tasting the pepperoni pizza at the new Slice Factory in Lyons. “I like it,” he said. “It’s a big bang for your buck.” Cisneros, an administrative aide in the Lyons Village Hall, wasn’t kidding. “Each slice,” restaurant owner Domenico DiDiana said, “is about the length of a grown man’s forearm.”…

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Genetti Bistro opens in Palos Heights

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By Kelly White Genetti Bistro, 12240 S. Harlem Ave., Palos Heights, opened to the public on Friday, May 5. The charming and tranquil cafe features breakfast and lunch served from an organic menu. Some of the highlighted items include: organic coffee, herbal tea, cold brew, refreshers, delicious snacks and desserts and open-faced egg sandwiches. All food…

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Comings & Goings: Orland Area Chamber installs new officers

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Ramzi Hassan of Edwards Realty Company was installed last week as president of the Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce. The 2023 board of directors was also installed and annual membership awards were handed out during ceremonies last Thursday at the Crystal Tree Country Club. Installation duties were performed by Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau.…

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Cubework to turn Orland Park Sears site into Coworking Mall

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By Bob Bong That vast empty space at Orland Square Mall that was once the home of retail giant Sears may be getting new life. California-based Cubework has purchased the former Sears property at Orland Square Mall and is marketing the former mall anchor store as a Coworking Mall. The 16-acre purchase includes about 100,000…

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